What Needs to GO on Your Path to PRO

In order to become a professional in your field, you’ll need to put in the hard work and dedication. But what’s required to get there? In this post, What Needs to GO on Your Path to PRO we’ll outline the steps you need to take in order to achieve success as a professional. We’ll discuss the importance of networking, learning new skills, and developing a strong work ethic.

We’ll also provide tips on how to find your passion and focus your career goals. By following these simple steps, you can ensure that your path to PRO is a smooth one!

So often when we are thinking about running a successful business, (or even may I add a successful life), we think about the things we need to do, buy, engage in, meet, create and so much more.  We don’t necessarily give a great deal of thought to what we have to let go or get rid of, or even banish to the high hills.  But there is always at least one thing that we need to take a clear but self-compassionate look at and ask ourselves the sometimes difficult question of ‘Is this really serving me and helping me and my business be its beautiful best?’  The answer and what you do about it can be the difference between amazing entrepreneurship and a business ride that is just so-so.  I’m thrilled today to have guest posting for us Stephanie Pollock, an incredibly successful business owner, on what you might need to let GO of to really go PRO in your business. 

What Needs to GO on Your Path to PRO

It’s easy to believe that Going PRO means adding more — more followers, more social media channels, more customers, more fans, more dollars, more effort.

And parts of this are true.

But equally, if not more importantly, is what has to go if you wanna turn PRO.

Because sometimes it has way less to do with what else you need to be doing, and way more to do with what you don’t.

Need some inspiration? Consider letting go of:

What Needs to GO on Your Path to PRO

The clients that never quite felt like a fit (but you took anyway)
The overwhelming to-do list that you KNOW you’ll never get done
The fear that marketing is bad and slimy
The product, the program, the service that no longer aligns
The business rule-book you thought you had to follow to be successful
The itty-bitty-shitty-committee that tells you that you aren’t good enough
The fear that’s driving your decisions (or lack thereof)
The need to do it perfectly — so much so that you don’t ever put it out there
The business networking group that doesn’t feel like your trib

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The nasty feedback from others who aren’t in the arena
The rigid schedule that keeps you beating yourself up for not following
The never-ending compare-and-despair cycle that keeps you playing small
The service providers (designers, VAs, bookkeepers etc.) who aren’t listening to what you need
The newsletter/podcast/telesummit (insert yours here) that you resist and rail against doing week after week
The fear that you’ll never reach your potential
The belief that great money also means great sacrifice / work / effort
The need to say yes to everyone who asks you for anything
The over-thinking, over-analyzing and over-complicating — everything!
The decision to work every.single.night (and weekends too)
The worry that charging more might leave you with less
And anything that just feels too hard for way too long

And I’m sure there are others…

Here’s the real truth — when you say yes to something, you are saying no to something else.  So today be mindful of what you’re saying yes to – what you’re holding onto that’s keeping you playing small.

For your business and life to thrive, you need to be exceptionally intentional about choosing the path that brings you closer to what you really want.  And be incredibly honest about what’s no longer working so you can let it go.  Because thriving requires space — and can’t truly flourish if you’re too busy managing the busyness of a business that doesn’t serve you.  Your great work requires that you respect it enough to not let anything extraneous or ineffectual stand in its way.

Going PRO is a choice and a commitment.  It requires courage, confidence and some serious conviction — but the rewards are far greater on the other side (think all kinds of fulfillment – emotionally, spiritually and financially).

“Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.” ~ Ann Landers

Need a little more inspiration?

Since becoming a PRO requires years of hard work, dedication, and consistent effort, it is important to have a clear path in mind from the start. By following a plan and making steady progress on your journey, you will be on the right track to achieving your goals and becoming a successful PRO. If you’re looking for advice on how to achieve success as a Path to PRO, please don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments section. We would love to help you along the way!

Frequently Asked Questions

What made you choose this career path?

In order to support a convincing argument, you can mention elements like growth possibilities, employment stability, scope, etc. I have always found a certain satisfaction in writing and knew I wanted to pursue a career in content, so that could be a response to this HR interview question.

What’s your life plan?

A life plan serves as a reminder as well as a roadmap for your goals. It enables you to achieve your goals, both personal and professional. If your goals are reasonable, there is no reason why you cannot accomplish them. We are frequently held back by our dread of failing.

What is your life goal?

Life objectives are the things we desire to do and are considerably more significant than simply “what we must do to exist.” They influence our actions throughout the long term, as opposed to daily routines or short-term goals.

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